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Artists inspired by trip to Yorkshire galleries

Artists listen to Mr Davies during a talk at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

34 Fourth Year and Lower Sixth Art and Textile students visited two galleries in Yorkshire to gather source material, critical studies and research to incorporate into their portfolio work.

The Hepworth Wakefield was a feast for the eyes, displaying a rich variety of still life paintings alongside the iconic work of Barbara Hepworth.

The process, tools, techniques and model making of her work was shown alongside the large-scale sculptures which the pupils were wowed by in the morning.

In the afternoon, pupils made their way to Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Anthony Caro’s ‘Promenade’, Hepworth’s ‘Family of Man’, and an array of Henry Moore pieces were gracefully scattered in the open landscape.

The group also took time to reflect in the air raid shelter which was transformed by American artist James Turrell into a piece called ‘Sky Space’.

All of the pupils engaged with great enthusiasm at both venues, working really hard to produce some superb work that is now helping them with design ideas back in the classroom.